Well, Gang, ten years ago, early in the mornin', sittin' on my back porch, the thought hit me like a ton of bricks!
It was St. Patty's Day, and we ALL just loved the beautiful ballad of "Danny Boy." I knew we would sing it somewhere that night, and think of Dad, and drip salty droplets into our GREEN beer - BUT - why hasn't anyone applied this same lilting tune to honor a FEMALE? Would it work? I think it does - what do you think?
Later, after punching it up in the Great Grey Box, I realized that by only using three syllables, with a few minor changes, ANYONE's name could be substituted! The very next day, I did a quick revision, and Tommy Lad was born, for my son's birthday in September.
Seven years later, on May 1st, 2000, "Sylvia" was created, for her 57th birthday. About a week after May 7th, our 34th Anniversary, she announced she wanted a divorce!!! Gee, I hope it wasn't my song? NAH ! Plenty of other "stuff" had happened - (see Story - "Where in The World is Giggle G.?" ).
The following song is dedicated to my daughter,
and is sung to the tune of "Danny Boy."
Oh, Annie Girl, the bells, the bells are toll-in',
from church to church, and down the aisles inside,
I'll go along, and make a place, my Darlin',
and ye'll be here to help my love abide.
But I'll be back, when sun creates a rainbow,
or when a song is sung, in harmony,
yes, I'll be there in sunlight or in shadow,
Oh, Annie Girl, oh, Annie Girl, I love you so!
And if ye hear the pipes a-gently wailin',
then, I am near, altho' you cannot see,
ye'll sigh and think, how much I truly loved you,
then, smile and say "I'm fine, Dear Dad" to me.
And I shall hear, tho' soft you whisper to me,
and all my prayers, answered they will be,
then you will rise, and proudly say you love me,
and I shall praise and thank the Lord my God, for thee.
Lyrics written: on Saint Patrick's Day,
March 17th, 1993,
By: Thomas K. Hyland, Jr.
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Nicely done indeed, Tom. Thanks for sharing. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Rosie
|Lucky Annie-she'll cherish this|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|You do good work.
BTW, how much of that green beer did you have ? Rhetorical question. [smiles]
|Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
|This, Tom, is very well done!!! Excellent dedication...